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Photo Credit: Nelson Simoneau

Stylist: Corey Ng

Art direction: Brittany Eccles

Contributing Stylist: Elaine Jyll Regio

Hair: Justin German (P1M.ca/Bang Salon)

MUA: Simone Otis (P1M.ca/Charlotte Tilbury)

Manicure(Nail Technician): Nargis Khan (P1M.ca/Tips Nail Bar)

Digital Technician: Mori Arany

Photo Assistant: Spencer Robertson

Styling Assistant: Hankyul Oh 

Below is a brief excerpt from cover story EXCLUSIVE: Winnie Harlow is nobody’s spokesperson

by: Sarah Laing

There are the obvious reasons—she’s from Toronto, for starters. She’s got strong industry relationships, most notably with rising star Mikhael Kale, who made her a custom piece to wear to this year’s Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards, for which she was a judge. There’s also the way she relates to this country’s style DNA, describing DSquared2, for example, as designers who “embody everything within me. [Their aesthetic is] crazy but still classy.”

And then there are the more abstract dots to connect between Harlow and the Canadian fashion biz: the way her unconventional career (which started when Tyra Banks discovered her on Instagram) mirrors the off-the-established-maps direction in which Canada’s fashion industry is heading (RIP, Toronto Fashion Week); their shared David and Goliath struggle to make a mark in an industry that favours the established and easily digestible; and, yes, there’s also the way that Harlow, who has recently relocated to London, and many Canadian designers feel that sustainable success lies outside our country’s borders.

Or, you know, we could just go with the fact that Harlow is totally a model of the moment who shows these clothes to their best advantage. Bonus: She’s a great storyteller.

To read more about Winnie Harlow’s features visit Elle Canada website: http://www.ellecanada.com/culture/celebrity/article/exclusive-winnie-harlow-is-nobody-s-spokesperson

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